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- Simple mobile friendly and fast loading websites built in the Joomla platform
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- Simple and easy to use content management functionality
- Documentation to help you make changes on your own if required
- Migrate your website to Joomla or migrate away from Joomla to another platform
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is Joomla used for?
Joomla as a platform is used for a variety of different websites such as small business websites, portfolio websites, brochure websites, community forums and eCommerce shops.
Is Joomla still used?
Joomla is the second most popular content management system after WordPress, powering approximately 3% of all websites on the Internet and accounting for 5.4 percent of the content management system market.
Is Joomla free to use?
Yes, Joomla is opensource software meaning it is released for free under a permissive license allowing it to be incorporated into software and used to build websites provided the Joomla code itself is acknowledged and any changes also are contributed under the same license under whats known as the GPL license.
Joomla vs WordPress – Which One is Better?
Whilst WordPress is the more popular CMS holding a larger market share in the content management space Joomla is still used accounting for approximately 3% of websites as of 2022.
Despite this shrinking marketshare the platform does still have some advantages which are listed below to help draw a comparison to the 2 platforms and which one may be most ideal for your needs.
- Very large community and repository of plugins and templates
- Well suited for blogging and content websites compared to Joomla
- Lots of information and support due to large community and developer ecosystem
- Affordability is achieved through the use of opensource technologies and standards that can be run on a large number of servers without the need for costly proprietary software and hardware.
- Lots of options for expansions including communities, eCommerce, memberships and more.
- Advanced user functionality built-in with better access controls and options in comparison to WordPress
- Increased flexibility when dealing with different types of content types including ones not typically used in most websites
- Built-in contact form functionality
- Built-in multilingual functionality within the core software
- Relatively large community of users in the Joomla community (Australia and abroad) making it possible for a large number of custom changes and add-ons to be created.
- Affordable pricing by making use of opensource technologies and standards that can be run on a large number of servers without expensive proprietary software and hardware.
Some background history of the technology:
Joomla is a free and open-source content management system for publishing web content on websites. It is also spelt Joomla! (with an exclamation mark) and is sometimes abbreviated as J! Discussion forums, photo galleries, e-Commerce and user communities, and a variety of other web-based applications are examples of web content applications. After WordPress, Shopify, Wix, and Squarespace, it is estimated to be the fifth most popular CMS on the Internet.
Joomla is intended for people with basic website creation skills, and it requires an Apache–MySQL–PHP server. The controller is in charge of both the public-facing frontend and the backend (GUI-driven) administration interface. The configuration file establishes a link between the server, database, and file system. Joomla can be used to build locally hosted web applications that can run on a variety of AMP servers.
“Joomla”, Wikipedia. 1-Sept.-2005. [Online]. Available: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joomla. [Accessed: 4-May-2022].
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